It was probably inevitable that yesterday’s post about the False Start Foundation’s harassing genuine survivors of child sexual abuse, while pushing their own “Satanic ritual abuse” agenda, would have provoked a bit of backlash. And sure enough, Cat Scot/CalamiTcat/Lesley Scott lashed back within hours.
First on Facebook: …and then on her “Spidercatweb.blog” (whoa, would you check out the retro pre-1990s graphics on that one!)
Cat/Lesley seems quite excited, as of course one might be upon realising that one’s antics had been covered by this blog and read by thousands. (Even if one cannot seem to spell the name of said blog, not that we’re bitter.)All right, LesCat, which is it: “thousands” of UK survivors, or 10? We realise that maths is not usually a forte of the conspiraloon set, but really, you need to pick a number and settle on it.
To prove her hypothesis (well, one of them, we’re not sure which), LesCat directs readers to two pages on her blog.
Exhibit A…sort of
The first, which we’ve archived here, offers a cornucopia of unsubstantiated dot-joining, a “real history of Satanism” by American certifiable loony Lyndon LaRouche (remember him?), some irrelevant census statistics about the number of Satanists in Scotland, and some news stories from the 1990s—the heyday of the UK “Satanic panic”, when every second news story started with, “THE SATANISTS ARE RAPING OUR CHILDREN!!!1!” Ah, the good old days.
We won’t bother going through each of the stories in detail, but suffice to say that unless one is a slavering Satan hunter with an obsessional interest in sexually torturing children, one won’t find any “proof” here, just a lot of histrionic headlines and disproved assumptions.
Exhibit B: like Exhibit A only even less convincing
The second page of “evidence” is, if anything, even less convincing.
It consists of lists of links to click-bait stories like this:
CHILDREN in Scotland have been filmed being murdered by paedophiles in so-called ‘snuff movies’.
Two leading charities say they have spoken to victims of ritual abuse including rape and murder stretching back decades.
Kate Short, founder of Kilmarnock-based childhood abuse charity, Break the Silence, said: “In the worst cases (people) have been forced to watch the making of snuff movies. It’s the extreme, barbaric type of terror that can lead to serious personal disorder.”
Kate also said, often brothers and sisters are made to have sex with each other, and that animals are also involved.
She added: “This is something that has been going on forever and I can’t see it ever stopping.”
The claims were reported by the Scottish Sunday Express.
Scotland is the only part of the UK which doesn’t currently have an investigation into historic child sexual abuse.
Another leading charity, Dundee-based Izzy’s Promise, also backed the claims.
Project co-ordinator Joseph Lumbasi said: “Eighty per cent of people who contact us are brought up right here in Scotland. Children are born that are never registered. There is pornography, sick films. Horrific things are happening and nobody is getting caught.”
Scottish Labour’s justice spokesman Graeme Pearson MSP, said: “The Scottish government continues to duck and weave on the issue, refusing demands to hold a public enquiry to enable us all to know what is the situation here in Scotland, and how we can protect vulnerable young people.”
Police Scotland said it took all allegations of abuse “incredibly seriously”, while Education Secretary Michael Russell MSP is due to make a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.
Is it just us, or is there really absolutely no mention of any evidence pointing to “snuff films” being made using Scottish (or any other) children in this story?
Nor is there anything even mentioning “Satanic ritual abuse”.
In fact, the story is meant to be a lead-up to a BBC documentary to be aired that night, showing footage of a 13-year-old girl being lured into a hotel room to be raped by a paedophile. That’s certainly shocking enough, but it has nothing to do with Satanism or snuff films, and LesCat is either too dim to realise it, or being deliberately disingenuous.
‘Prove SRA doesn’t exist’
Finally, having proven pretty much nothing, LesCat exhorts this blog to “prove” that Satanic ritual abuse is a myth:
Aside from the fact that the onus should really be on her to prove that SRA does exist—a task at which she fails rather miserably—we’d just like to point out that we’ve published multiple posts which debunk SRA, including one just last month, titled ‘An endless tower of lies’: Building the False Construct of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Not that we expect LesCat or her gang of semi-literate trolls to actually read a long and well-argued article which contains big words and actual logic, but we’re just putting it out there.